Pink offers to pay Norwegian women’s beach handball team fine for wearing shorts


Last week, the European Handball Federation (EHF) fined the team a total of € 1,500 (around $ 1,765), claiming the women competed in “inappropriate clothing” by wearing shorts like theirs. male counterparts at the 2021 European Beach Handball Championships.

Sunday, Pink took Twitter to support the team, saying the EHF should be fined “for sexism”.

The Grammy Award winner told her 31.6 million followers: “I am very proud of the Norwegian women’s beach handball team for protesting against the sexist rules regarding their ‘uniform’.”

She continued: “The European Handball Federation SHOULD BE PAID A FINE FOR SEXISM. Yours, ladies. I will be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up.”

CNN has contacted representatives for Pink and the European Handball Federation for further comment.

The Norwegian women’s beach handball team expressed their gratitude to the 41-year-old singer-songwriter, reposting her tweet on their Instagram story.

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“Wow! Thanks so much for the support,” they wrote. Other articles on their official page show them posing together in their shorts.

According to the rules of the International Handball Federation, players are required to wear bikini bottoms with a maximum side width of 10 centimeters (3.9 inches), with a “close fit” and “a cut angled towards the body. up to the top of the leg. ”

Their male counterparts must wear shorts “not too loose” and 10 centimeters above the knee.

Eskil Berg Andreassen, the team’s coach, told CNN last week that the team were fighting for the freedom to “choose” their own kit, adding that uniform IHF regulations could discourage women from playing. practice this sport.



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